Growing demand for functional packaging of fresh produce that is suited for automation has prompted StePac L.A to tailor its branded range of Xtend Modified Atmosphere/Modified Humidity (MA/MH) packaging solutions to be compatible with both automated bulk and retail packing lines. This move facilitates the use of substantially leaner packaging films, with multiple benefits of … Continue reading Functional packaging meets automation
OAL has announced the launch of the world’s first artificial intelligence-based vision system, April Eye, for date code verification. The system removes the operator from the date code verification process, achieving full automation to reduce the risk of product recalls and emergency product withdrawals (EPWs) caused by human error on packaging lines. Reaching speeds of … Continue reading APRIL Eyes up benefits for food manufacturers
In my 30 years of HDPE plastic bottle manufacturing, I have become an expert in every aspect of this business. And this is not by chance, but a lot of hard work. As I focus my efforts on the finite resource that is HDPE, I want to make the world aware of an important point: … Continue reading Plastic waste – why every gram counts
AUSPACK will be showcasing megatrends for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors, AUSPACK offers face-to-face involvement with the latest in fast and flexible machinery, track and trace, smart packaging, digital printing, Industry 4.0 and robots. It also covers accessibility and convenience, e-commerce, saving food from waste and sustainable solutions. The 2019 edition of AUSPACK’s Packaging … Continue reading AUSPACK will showcase megatrends for food industry
A national packaging target will see 100 per cent of Australia’s packaging become reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. The goal also includes targeting plastic packaging by moving to 70 per cent recyclable or compostable plastic packaging by 2025. Problematic and unnecessary single-use plastic packaging will also be phased out through design, innovation or introduction … Continue reading Combined effort helps pave the way to sustainable packaging
Australian food and beverage manufacturers open processing factories in Asia for many different reasons – cheap labour, being closer to markets, lower running costs. Wiley is a company that has spent many years building up its portfolio of building projects in Asia – Thailand and Indonesia are just a few countries where they have built … Continue reading Designing and building a facility in Asia: What you need to know
Consumers have hundreds of products to choose from when they are walking down supermarket aisles. There is no shortage of choice and that makes it a challenge for companies to create packaging that stands out from the rest. Carman’s was faced with this challenge when making the perfect packaging for its Super Seed and Grain … Continue reading Packaging that stops the cracker from crumbling
With an emphasis on the life cycle impact of the processes from raw material to product end-of-life, Ecolean is the first packaging system supplier to review an entire production system. It has detailed analysis and description of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) – encompassing the lightweight packages as well as filling machines. It also continues to … Continue reading Environmental Product Declarations lead to transparency in packaging industry
Getting products to shelf in half the time for half the cost sounds too good to be true. But design execution agency Task by Kirk has been able to do that by providing clients with an end-to-end service that removes time-consuming and costly process inefficiencies. Task is a new division of leading print specialist Kirk … Continue reading Simplot and Riviana benefit from new product packaging approach
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in conjunction with Packaging New Zealand, will be running a two-hour seminar on fighting food waste, save food packaging and sustainable packaging design on the 20th of September at FoodTech PackTech 2018. Seminar – Part one: Fighting food waste and the role of packaging in minimizing food waste. Will … Continue reading AIP will run food waste and packaging seminars at FoodTech PackTech
Coles is introducing meat packaging made entirely from a combination of recycled and renewable material. The new packaging will be used for a wide range of its Coles brand fresh meat and poultry products. Coles bought about 121 million recyclable meat and poultry trays, in 2018, from Australian manufacturer Plantic Technologies. Coles will use Plantic’s … Continue reading Coles switches to recyclable and renewable meat packaging
There’s a push for companies in the food and packaging sector to offer industry internships as part of a Melbourne-based Master of Food and Packaging Innovation degree. The University of Melbourne, along with Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), are seeking companies to give students hand-on experience in the industry. The course is a post-graduate degree, … Continue reading Melbourne food and packaging students seek internships
The AIP New South Wales Division will hold a technical seminar entitled “Consumer & Environmental Trends in Plastics: Reuse. Recycle” on 4 July in Parramatta.
Signode has 40 years’ experience in supplying innovative, fast, hygienic and reliable strapping machines to the meat and poultry industries.
Jet Technologies has launched an innovative cask solution, which is suitable for all types of drinks and offers a superior preservation quality when compared with bag-in-box systems.
Smart packaging can help extend food shelf-life, enhance product quality, ensure safety, and monitor product performance through the supply chain.
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation has been endorsed to lead the government’s aim to to achieve 100 per cent recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging in Australia by 2025.
Future university graduates could be the key to solving Australia’s recycling crisis if they hone their skills in sustainability, resource efficiency and waste management.
Finalists have been announced for the 2018 Packaging & Processing Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA).
Woolworths has announced its Supermarkets, BWS, Metro and Woolworths Petrol stores will no longer provide single-use plastic shopping bags nationally from 20 June 2018.